I’m a huge fan when travelling from one city to another to check other towns in between. These towns are generally a lot less traveled so even just a night can be enough.
I arrived in Biarritz without much of a plan apart from the coastal walk. The weather has been perfect since Lyon and now we have the sea to admire as well so with each destination I feel the trip gets better and better!
WHERE IS BIARRITZ?
Biarritz is a small seaside town on the Basque coast near the border of Spain and offers great surfing and hopefully more awesome food! We checked into the Silhouette hotel, a small boutique hotel towards the top of the hill, a 5 minute walk to the town centre and beach. Biarritz is a small town so as long as you are within walking distance to the aquarium you’ll be good to go.
CHISTERA ET COQUILLAGES
The hotel recommended us to eat around the same area as the hotel and not to be drawn towards the town centre and beaches as you generally pay for the location rather than the quality! In hindsight this proved to be a priceless bit of information, we are yet to eat in a restaurant recommended by the hotels that we rate less than an 8/10! We had lunch at Chistera et Coquillages and was another great meal, if you do your research (ask the hotel) I don’t think its possible to have a bad meal anywhere here.
As we were short on time it was back to the coastal walk which is the highlight of Biarritz and a must to check out. I’d recommend to start at Place de la Čote des Basques (southern beach) and head north. This will take you past the Plage du Port Vieux and Rocher de la Vierge the famous shrine and bridge before coming onto the main beach, La Grande Plage for a coffee. There are countless photo opportunities on the way and even it being a short walk you’ll want to take your time.
After walking around and visiting the shrine and bridges it was back to the hotel for a change and out for some food. Again another recommendation from the hotel was La Crique. A tapas like restaurant and one of the best prawn tempura dishes I have ever had although saying that the desserts failed to match those standards!
Yet again I’ve France has won me over when I least expected it
The food capital of the world, San Sebastian. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of the West Africa Series, pt1, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.
- Have you been to Biarritz, what was your experience like?
- What did you think of the food?
- What was your favourite experience?
Let me know in the comments below . . .